Senior Researcher. Food & Health
Accurate nutrition and food personalization, Cell membrane lipidomics, Molecular ecology and biotechnology, Statistical data analisis, Bioinformatics, Microbiota analysis, Customized food solutions for health prevention
Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia Astondo Bidea - Edificio 609 48160 Derio - Bizkaia Spain
Kevin Portune incorporated in AZTI in 2019 as a Senior Investigator in the department of Food and Health working on applying membrane lipidomics for precision nutrition and development of personalized diets. As a microbiologist/bioinformatician, he has extensive expertise in applying metagenomic tools to analyze microbial communities in human and animal gut microbiomes in response to dietary and environmental modifications, as well as in environmental samples from a range of diverse habitats. His research experience also includes examining transcriptomic changes in developing coral embryos using cDNA microarrays, improving molecular detection and quantification methods for toxic microorganisms, and examining antioxidant enzyme expression and reactive oxygen species production in microalgae. In addition, he has instructed various courses in molecular biology, microbiology and cell biology at the university level in both the U.S.A. (University of California, Merced; Merced College) and in Spain (Instituto de Empresa, IE, Segovia). He is the author/co-author of 19 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and participated in more than 30 international conferences.